Leading by “announcing things one will not be doing.”
Bundespräsident Joaquin Gauck, Commissioner Viviane Reding, Président François Hollande.
Mr. Gauck made this admirable move when Germany had been without a government for weeks post-election, in a bit of a vacuum.
Update on 17 Dec 2013: President Obama announced he too would not be attending the winter Olympic games in Sochi, and then he added two gay delegates to represent the U.S.A. at Sochi. Billie Jean King.
Update on 19 Dec 2013: U.K. prime minister David Cameron will not be attending the winter games in Sochi.
(Fair KINNED oong fawn ZAWCHH enn, dee mon nichh t toon veered.)